Law

Over 50 of the school’s former Sixth Form graduates have gone on to study and pursue careers in law in Cayman and overseas since the course began.

Sixth Form Law

The Cambridge International Examinations A Level Law course, which is available to Sixth Form students, provides students with an opportunity to develop a broad range of skills as well as an excellent general understanding of Law. Through the study of A Level law, students will have a both better appreciation for the study of Law and an understanding of whether it is a subject they wish to study at university or pursue as a career. Over 50 of the school’s former Sixth Form graduates have gone on to study and pursue careers in law in Cayman and overseas since the course began.

Curriculum and Spec. Key Skills

The A Level Law course is made up of the AS Law course in Year 12 and the A2 Law component in Year 13. CIE AS & A Level Law 9084 

AS Law course: Year 12 students st­­­­udy the English Legal System and Criminal Law. Together, these topics provide a detailed insight into the origins and development of law, the functions, and procedures of legal institutions and of the roles of those working within those institutions. Study of this component will provide candidates with a thorough understanding of law and the legal process.

A2 Law: The Year 13 course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in the AS Law course by examining two areas of substantive law – the law of contract and the law of tort. 

Skills:

Through the study of A Level Law, students develop abilities which universities value highly, including:

  • a deep understanding of their subjects
  • higher order thinking skills – analysis, critical thinking, problem solving
  • presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • independent learning and research.

Students take external examinations in both AS Law and A Level Law at the end of Years 12 and 13 respectively.

Assessment Objectives (AO):

AO1 Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legal concepts, principles and rules.
  • Use statutes, cases, examples and legal terminology.

 
AO2 Analysis and application

  • Analyse legal concepts, principles and rules.
  • Apply legal concepts, principles and rules.


AO3
Evaluation

  • Evaluate legal concepts, principles and rules.
  • Communicate legal argument coherently based on evidence.

Examination Papers

AS Law Paper 1: English Legal System

  • 1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks
  • Section A: five compulsory questions. There are four short answer questions and one extended answer question.
  • Section B: two essays from a choice of three. There are two parts to each essay.
  • Externally assessed 50% of the AS Level 25% of the A Level


AS Law Paper 2: Criminal Law

  • 1 hour 30 minutes 60 marks
  • Section A: one compulsory scenario-based problem question using source material. There are three parts to the question.
  • Section B: one question from a choice of two. There are two parts to the question: one short answer question and one essay. Externally assessed 50% of the AS Level 25% of the A Level


A Level Law Paper 3: Law of Contract

  • 1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks
  • Section A: one scenario-based problem question from a choice of two.
  • Section B: two essays from a choice of three.
  • Externally assessed 25% of the A Level.


A Level Law Paper 4: Law of Tort

  • 1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks
  • Section A: one scenario-based problem question from a choice of two.
  • Section B: two essays from a choice of three.

Externally assessed 25% of the A Level

Competition Opportunities Extra-curricular School Trips

The Since its inception, the tuition for the A level Law course has been provided by lecturers from the Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS), and the school is also grateful to the Attorney General and the TBLS for this on-going successful arrangement. The staff from the TBLS regularly liaise with the school and parents regarding students’ on-going attainment and progress in the course.

The course is sponsored by the law firm Walkers, which has offices in Cayman and around the world. The partnership with Walkers includes sponsorship of the students’ textbooks, organised field trips, a prize at Graduation, opportunities for school vacation internships at the firm and potential scholarships to study law at an overseas university.

The school also provides students with opportunities to participate in local competitions to develop their skills and experience in mooting, debating and public speaking.